Sunwin Stevia passes the Sedex members ethical trade audit (SMETA)

Sedex offers a simple and effective way of managing ethical and responsible practices in your supply chain

Sunwin Stevia International, Inc., one of the top global suppliers of high quality stevia extracts including Rebaudioside A 98 and Rebaudioside A99, has announced that Qufu Shengren Pharmaceutical Company, Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sunwin Stevia, has passed the Sedex members ethical trade audit (SMETA).

SMETA is designed to reduce duplication of effort in ethical trade auditing, benefiting retailers, consumer brands and their suppliers. It was developed in response to member demand for an ethical audit report format that could more easily be shared.

Sedex offers a simple and effective way of managing ethical and responsible practices in your supply chain. Sedex provides an efficient and cost effective way of sharing ethical information with multiple customers, helping cut down on unnecessary paperwork and saving time and money.

Suppliers complete one self-assessment questionnaire and can choose to share this with multiple customers on Sedex, along with any other relevant ethical information, such as audit reports and certifications. The Sedex system is secure and confidential and suppliers have complete control over who can view their data.

Ms Dongdong Lin, CEO of Sunwin Stevia, stated: 'Being a SMETA member allows Sunwin to share the same data with many customers, reduce the need for multiple audits, as well as allow the company to concentrate on making real improvements. Management believes its stevia products can enter more retail markets as a SMETA member by maximising the distribution potential of stevia products from wholesale level to retail level.'

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